Busy looking for a job? Here’s how to stay organized

One of the hardest things about finding a new job is often not getting the new role you’re looking for. Of course, that’s the end goal, but until you get there, keeping a check on your progress may be the main thing to master.

You should keep track of all the jobs you’ve applied for, what stage each is in, and then try to remember where you dropped off your resume and cover letters for each job as well. What better way than to go back and forth between emails and your calendar to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything? You bet there are.

Here are some ideas to help you polish and streamline your job search management

get organized

A spreadsheet is a simple way to stay organized. Google Sheets is a great free choice. Use it like you would Excel, set it up however you want with columns for all the relevant information you want to track – employer, application stage, interviews, etc. As it is cloud-based, you can access it from anywhere, which makes it very useful.

If you prefer working visually, you might prefer Trello. Another free resource, it lets you create expandable listings for each company you apply to. In each list, you can add cards for specific tasks and you can also set deadlines for them.

You can add attachments, for example the tailor-made CV and cover letter which you should ideally create for each application. Having everything in one place for each role makes it super convenient when it comes to interview time. Not a Trello fan? You can try Asana or ClickUp.

Be concentrated

Let’s face it: we all spend a lot of time aimlessly browsing when we’re supposed to be focused, whether that’s on our phones, laptops or tablets. There are plenty of apps here that help you mute certain sites and social media feeds that distract you, but Freedom is particularly useful because it can block distractions on all your devices, simultaneously.

It has a lockdown mode, so you can’t edit your blocklists while a session is active. It’s not free, but you can try it out first to see if it suits your working style. If you don’t need that level of help, the One Big Thing app comes in handy, helping you complete one task a day. You could do a new job application or follow-ups, for example.

Ready to apply for a new job now? We’ve got three below who are hiring now – and there’s plenty more to discover on the Fossbytes Job Board.

Senior Data Loss Prevention Operations Analyst (Global), TikTok

The Senior Data Loss Prevention Operations Analyst (Global) will support DLP operations and can be based in Washington DC, Mountain View, LA or NYC. Your primary focus will be to monitor, investigate, and respond to alerts generated by TikTok’s data protection technology suite.

Additionally, you will serve as a point of contact for analysts and be responsible for assisting with DLP education and training. You will need experience working with enterprise data protection technologies such as DLP, User Behavior Analysis (UBA) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to influence without authority. Learn more and apply here.

Cybersecurity Analytical Analyst, Deloitte

Based in Cleveland, the Cyber ​​Security Analytics Analyst is responsible for securing the operation of services that fall under cyberinfrastructure. You will locate and extract data from various sources for use in analysis, models and reports and develop, maintain and manage advanced reports, analytics dashboards and other BI solutions to generate data insights and proactively explore new innovative visuals. data storytelling approaches and techniques.

To apply, you will need a bachelor’s degree and/or undergraduate degree in information security, information technology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent experience, and more than three years of work in related technical security roles. Get more information here.

Senior Software Engineer – Cloud Infrastructure and Development, NVIDIA

NVIDIA is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, based in Santa Clara, to help design, build, and scale a new distributed system infrastructure powered by kubernetes and other open source software.

You will design, build, test, deploy and maintain software infrastructure APIs and services, collaborate effectively with peers and partners through brainstorming, review sessions to produce high quality design, code and documentation and review, recommend, and model standard distributed systems methodologies.

You will need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with five years of software engineering experience in one or more programming languages, and with data structures/algorithms and three or more years of testing experience, maintaining and/or launching distributed systems. Find out more about this role.

Ready to apply for a new position now? There are thousands to discover on the Fossbytes Job Board

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By Kirstie McDermott, Senior Content Manager, Amply

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